Notes:
It had been three and a half years since I’d last (and first) seen Merismodes in person (Observation 191343). After Juniper Perlis showed me what to look for on our walk in Latourette Park, I had the gestalt down and started seeing it again and again (it’s smaller than I remembered, but smaller still in the cold and dry of the winter with the cups all closed). While it might be regionally rare elsewhere in New York, it is locally abundant all over NYC. What no one expected to find the next day was M. fasciculata; one of M. anomala’s macroscopically indistinguishable sister species. Tom scoped this one and found the characteristic differences in hair ornamentation and spore size to clinch the ID, making this a first for both Alley Pond Park and the overall NYC list.

Substrate: erumpent from beneath bark of cherry (?)

Habitat: urban park with mixed woods (oak, maple, beech, tulip poplar, sweetgum, cherry, white pine & eastern hemlock)

Ecoregion: Long Island Sound Coastal Lowland(59G) / Northeastern Coastal Forests (NA0411)

Collectors: D. Newman, E. Crenson & T. Bigelow

Collected on a winter walk with the New York Mycological Society

Species Lists

Images

Canon EOS 6D + Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + Yongnuo YN-14EX TTL LED Macro Ring Flash
1/180 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (11 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS 6D + Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + Yongnuo YN-14EX TTL LED Macro Ring Flash
1/180 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (9 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

Proposed Names

87% (1)
Based on microscopic features

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
No one has commented yet.

Created: 2018-03-14 17:33:58 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2018-03-14 17:37:11 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 35 times, last viewed: 2020-02-06 06:50:31 PST (-0800)
Show Log